Mercure Centro Port Macquarie
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... special and one of its kind. In fact, it is the only hospital in the world and literally a "Port" for koalas. And to be honest, it isn't every day that you find yourself surrounded by Australia's cute little icon and are greeted by a most wonderful team of volunteers, doing what they love with a passion! Since Gerry seemed to be out on rescue, we kept an eye out for his brother Mick (the media guru) and soon thereafter bumped right into ...
... with a galah (parrot) on his shoulder! Very sweet. We wondered round trying to find somewhere to eat and saw that there were evening cruises with fish and chips. No prices however and I assumed they would be £30 each+ which we can't afford! However we popped into the tourist info centre and they said it was only about £14 each! That includes the chippy dinner too. So we managed to squeeze on a boat called the Chinese Junk (don't ask me!) ...
It had grown so much since we were last here several years ago and seemed to have several shopping centres rather than one central shopping area. To be honest, from the highway which goes through the city and no doubt creates traffic chaos, Coffs Harbour with all it's shopping centres and buildings looks like a sprawling concrete jungle - there was nothing attractive nor inviting about it at all ... gone is the seaside country charm ...
... stay. And it is.
Our site looked onto the river, which was lined by large rocks which had been decorated by all sorts of graffiti. It seems the local council provided a few cans of paint for anyone who was interested, and said, "Go for it." Most were basic - just names and dates, but some were quite artistic, and a few quite poignant tributes to loved ones.
The roads of Taree were squishy and squiggly and featured many ...
... dragging myself from the covers I took a walk down to the supermarket, caffeined and nicotined up, to do some food shopping. After making myself an exceedingly large lunch of beans and scrambled eggs on toast I made the long walk to the towns Koala hospital where I was due to meet Chloe and Chris. It was a really damn hot day and beads of sweat kept dripping from my brow, something that is happening at a worrying rate. The Koala’s were infinitely cute, their dim faces melting ...